Credibility in the CourtroomCredibility In The Courtroom is a book in progress for trial attorneys which will provide critical guidance about verbal and nonverbal communication in the courtroom.

Through insightful stories of personal encounters and observations from practicing attorneys, Credibility in the Courtroom will illustrate the importance of understanding the traditions of courtesy and respect between members of the Bar and also between the Bench and the Bar.

Guidelines will also be provided to help clients and witnesses maximize their in-court credibility. This sometimes humorous book, is developing into a comprehensive practical guide to civility in legal practice.

If you would like to be a contributor and have stories to share, please e-mail or snail mail them to us or let us know if we can interview you by phone or Skype.

If you live in the Washington DC area we would like the opportunity to interview you in person.

Watch some interesting video from some of our contributors

The range of topics includes but is not limited to:

  • Punctuality

  • Forms of address

  • Email etiquette

  • Body language

  • Appropriate attire for counsel

  • Appropriate attire for clients & witnesses

  • Interactions with the jury

  • Interactions with the judge

  • Interactions between senior and junior lawyers

  • Tone of voice

  • General demeanor

If you or someone you know is interested in being part of the book, please email your story, anecdote, question or comment to either Ms. Lett or Ms. Foley.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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